Key concerns and recommendations for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Sudan 2016
Published: 19 Apr 2016
IRRI, together with the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) and International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) today published a joint briefing for UN member states setting out key concerns and recommendations to improve the human rights situation in Sudan in advance of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for Sudan, scheduled to take place on 4 May 2016. Based on a formal submission made to the UN in September 2015, nine thematic areas are addressed: 1) Sudan’s legal and institutional framework and international instruments; 2) justice, accountability and access to effective remedies; 3) human rights violations in the context of armed conflict; 4) arbitrary detention, torture and the role of the National Intelligence and Security Service; 5) the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly; 6) the death penalty and corporal punishments; 7) non-discrimination and women’s rights; 8) restrictions on religious freedoms; and, 9) the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.
You can read the full briefing, “Key Concerns and Recommendations for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Sudan 2016”, in English here.
You can read the full briefing, “Key Concerns and Recommendations for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Sudan 2016”, in Arabic here.